7. Houston Texans

Last Week's Rank: 6
Record: 10 - 4
This Week: L vs. Panthers, 13-28
Up Next: @ Colts, 8:20 Thursday
Trending: Neutral

Just a hangover, or a sign of things to come? A week after falling behind and staging a comeback to lock up the franchise's first division title, the Texans fell really far behind (21-0 at the half), staged a comeback that fell short, and missed the opportunity to control their own destiny for a first round playoff bye. This much we know: Houston is going to the playoffs, without Mario Williams and Matt Schaub. What we don't know: How well they can do in the postseason with third-string rookie quarterback T.J. Yates under center. The answer is "probably not" if he keeps throwing two interceptions a game. Jack Erwin